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George Campbell (linguist)

George L. Campbell was a Scottish polyglot and a linguist at the BBC for many years, author of the Compendium of the World's Languages, as well as Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets. He was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records during the 1980s as one of the world's greatest living linguists, could speak and write fluently in at least 44 languages and had a working knowledge of perhaps 20 others... Read More

BornAugust or September 1912
Dingwall, Scotland
Died15 December 2004 (aged 92)
Brighton, England
OccupationLanguage supervisor
Years active1939–1974


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